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Large Fossil - Mososaur Tooth with Root on Matrix -16cm

Product Code: SDNO29183
£17.95
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Large Unusual fossil - Mosasaur Tooth & Root

Mososaurs were reptiles that are closely related to snakes and monitor lizards. 
They went extinct at the end of the Cretaceous during the end Cretaceous mass extinction event.

The first described mososaur fossils were found in a limestone quarry on the Meuse River in Holland in 1764.
Although these are the first described Mososaur fossils, Native Americans found mososaur fossils long before that in the Midwest United States.
They drew images of them, thought the fossils had special powers, and may have thought they were the remains of Wakinyan  and Unktehila from their mythology.

Similar to snakes, Mososaurs  jaws could expand to swallow whole prey.
Also, like a snake, mososaurs had two sets of teeth in their upper jaws.
This second set was smaller and set further back in the jaw.
These teeth would help hold on to struggling prey as the animal swallowed it whole.
Although mososaurs were aquatic, they were reptiles, which means they had to surface to breathe air, like a dolphin or whale.

The tooth and root is 10cm - 11cm long!
The stone its set in is approx 16.5cm by 13cm by 2.5cm deep.

Please note:
Due to the organic nature of these real fossils every one will be unique & different to you.
The one in the photo may not be the one you receive.
The size & photo shown here are a good and close representation of the one you will receive.
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